Gather Ye rosebuds While Ye May, by John William Waterhouse, (1909)
Cloggy:—- John Willy Waterhouse is one of my favourite painters, and certainly my favourite Victorian painter. I have to admire the fortitude of his models walking barefoot through a thicket of Briar Roses. I know from experience they can inflict a nasty wound on bare flesh and I used to approach the wild rose hedge we used to have with Caution and Trepidation.
(No Master Li, ‘Caution’ and ‘Trepidation’ were not my Irish Wolfhounds, they were ‘Gladstone’ and ‘Disraeli’ )